Articles of Faith: Atonement For Sin


We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place; the just dying for the unjust, Christ, the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with the divine perfection, He is in every way qualified to be suitable, a compassionate and all sufficient Savior. We believe that there is no possible salvation outside of Jesus Christ and His shed Blood. Eph. 2:8; Acts 15:11; Rom. 3:24; John 3:16; Matt. 18:11; Phil. 2:7; Heb. 2:14; Isa. 53:4-7; Rom 3:25; I John 4:10; I Cor. 15:3; II Cor. 5:21; John 10:18; Phil. 2:8; Gal. 1:4; I Peter 2:24; I Peter 3:18; Isa. 53:11; Heb. 12:2; I Cor. 15:20; Isa. 53:12; Heb. 9:12-15; Heb. 7:2,25; I John 2:2